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Home Care Workers: Key Facts (2016)

September 1, 2016

This research brief provides an overview of key facts and trends on home care workers. It features data related to demographics, occupational demand, health coverage, and wage trends.

Key Takeaways

More than 2 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities in home and community-based settings.
In coming years, the rapidly growing population of older adults will drive demand for home care workers even higher.
Recruiting adequate numbers of home care workers to fill these jobs is becoming increasingly difficult.
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